The kitchen is the part of the home that needs the most cleaning. This is where you prepare your food. It is only right that you keep it clean and hygienic at all times. However, many people find cleaning their kitchen a daunting task. However, it’s easier than you think if you know the tricks and hacks.
With these cleaning tips, you will clean your kitchen fast and easy:
- Use chalk in the kitchen.
When cleaning the kitchen, your cleaning rags and other garments can easily get oily. One way of removing the stain, oil and excess food is using chalk. This is because chalk is a super-absorbent.
- Add vinegar to the dishwasher.
Having problems with dirty-looking dishes? You may have “hard water” problems. To solve this issue, a bowl of vinegar will do the trick. Put the bowl of vinegar inside the dishwasher. Don’t pour the vinegar. Just let the bowl sit inside. Then run the dishwasher. Your dishes will come perfectly spotless.
- Clean the silverware with aluminum foil.
To keep your silverware clean and shiny, you need to use an aluminium baking dish. Soak the silverware in a boiling water mixed with salt, baking soda, and aluminium baking dish. This will work like magic, removing the tarnish off the silverware instantly.
- Get rid of the coffee stains.
If you are a coffee-drinker, you might have this problem in your kitchen: coffee stains. The coffee stains are hard to remove. Here’s a hack: use baking soda. Sprinkle some baking soda onto the stained mug, cup or the coffee maker’s filter. Then add some water to make a paste. Gently scrub the surface, then finish off with a simple rinse and wash.
- Say goodbye to sink odors.
Your sink and drain will eventually smell bad. The food excess, oil, grease, and other stuff that accumulate down the drain will naturally cause odor.
To de-clog the drain and get rid of the sink odors, follow this method. First, pour some hot water on the drain to remove the gunk and grease. Then pour about a cup of baking soda, followed by a cup of lemon juice. Let it sink there for a few minutes before washing it off.
- Clean the microwave with lemons.
Cleaning your microwave is easier than you think. The secret solution: lemons! Slice a lemon in half. Squeeze off its juice into a ½ cup water solution placed inside the bowl. Put the lemon halves inside the bowl with water and lemon juice. Then place the bowl inside the microwave. Turn on the microwave and boil the solution for about three minutes.
Don’t open the microwave yet. Let the bowl sit inside for a few more minutes as the steam will help loosen the food gunk and grease. When the time is up, remove the bowl and wipe the microwave with a clean cloth.
- Clean the cabinet tops with a wax paper.
One of the hardest to clean is the space between the ceiling and the upper cabinets. Dust and grim can easily collect there when not cleaned regularly. The trick is to place some sheets of wax paper on top of the cabinets. The wax will gradually collect the dust and grime. This way, you won’t have to wipe or dust the cabinet tops. All you need is just to replace the wax paper maybe twice a year.
- Buff scratched dishes.
To make your scratched dishes look like new, you can buff them using a fair amount of cream of tartar. Add few drops of water, and then gently rub the dishes using a damp dishcloth. Scrub the dishes after letting them sit for a couple of minutes. Finish off with a wash and rinse.
- Polish your stainless steel sink.
The trick to making your stainless steel sink clean and shiny is to use flour. First, wash the sink and let it dry. Then sprinkle the sink with flour, and then buff the whole surface. You’ll make it polished and shiny in no time.
These are just simple hacks to clean your kitchen. However, if you are busy, then you can seek help from the professionals. By hiring a cleaning agency, your kitchen will be kept clean and shining at all times.